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Khomeinism Essays on the Islamic Republic

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ISBN-10: 0520085035

ISBN-13: 9780520085039

Edition: 1994

Authors: Ervand Abrahamian

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"Fanatic," "dogmatic," "fundamentalist"--these are the words most often used in the West to describe the Ayatollah Khomeini. The essays in this book challenge that view, arguing that Khomeini and his Islamic movement should be seen as a form of Third World political populism--a radical but pragmatic middle-class movement that strives to enter, rather than reject, the modern age. Ervand Abrahamian, while critical of Khomeini, asks us to look directly at the Ayatollah's own works and to understand what they meant to his principal audience--his followers in Iran. Abrahamian analyzes political tracts dating back to 1943, along with Khomeini's theological writings and his many public statements…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/29/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Fundamentalism or Populism?
Perceptions of Private Property, Society, and the State
May Day in the Islamic Republic
History Used and Abused
The Paranoid Style in Iranian Politics
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